Georgian leaders send warm wishes to Muslims on Eid-al-Fitr

Juma Mosque in Tbilisi. Photo:, 04 Jun 2019 - 14:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze have sent kind wishes to the Muslim community of Georgia on Eid-al-Fitr.

Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze hosted members of the Georgian Muslim community at an Iftar supper last night – an evening meal with which Muslims end their daily fast during Ramadan at sunset.

PM Bakhtadze wished them well-being and peace.

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze at supper. Photo: State Agency for Religious Issues. 

Other Georgian officials, muftis and ambassadors of Muslim countries to Georgia also attended the supper.

Head of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze said the supper has already become traditional and it stresses how important the Muslim community is in Georgia.

As Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said in her twitter post,’Georgia remains one of the few places in the world where Shiites and Sunnites pray together.’